The Weekend Roundup: Week 6

by Addison Dick and Lili Stern | 10/21/19 2:15am

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The volleyball team dropped games against Penn and Princeton this weekend.

by Elsa Ericksen / The Dartmouth Staff

Football

The No. 21 Big Green football team handily defeated Marist College by a score of 49-7 on Saturday to remain undefeated at the halfway mark of the team’s season. Quarterback Jared Gerbino ’20 threw a touchdown to tight end Connor Rempel ’20 on the opening drive of the game, which included 13 plays and four third-down conversions. Running back Caylin Parker ’20 scored on the next Dartmouth drive. The defense then got involved with the scoring when linebacker Jack Traynor ’19 secured his first of two interceptions on the day and ran 55 yards for a touchdown. Wide receiver Drew Estrada ’20 caught a 66-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Derek Kyler ’21 and Parker added a 43-yard touchdown run to give the Big Green a 35-0 lead at halftime.

In the second half, Rempel caught his second touchdown pass of the day and running back Dakari Falconer ’21 rushed for a 38-yard score to provide extra scoring for the Big Green. Dartmouth finished with 432 total yards of offense to the Red Foxes’ 190 yards. Gerbino, Kyler and quarterback Jake Pallotta ’20 combined for 208 passing yards and three touchdowns. The Big Green rushed for 224 total yards with an average of 5.2 yards per carry. 

Dartmouth now boasts a 5-0 record with a 2-0 mark in Ivy League play. Conference play will resume next Friday at 6 p.m. as the Big Green hosts Columbia University at Memorial Field.

Field hockey

Dartmouth field hockey lost two games this weekend, falling to 3-10 overall and 0-4 in Ivy League play this season. The Big Green fell to the Bulldogs of Yale University on Saturday by a score of 6-0. The Big Green stayed close with Yale in the first two quarters, only trailing by two goals at halftime. The Bulldogs, however, pulled away with two goals each in the third and fourth quarters. Big Green goalkeeper Isabella Santucci ’22 recorded 10 saves in the game. 

On Sunday, Dartmouth narrowly lost 2-1 to the University of Maine. The Black Bears opened the scoring in the first quarter, but the Big Green equalized the score in the second quarter when midfielder Katie Persin ’20 scored her third goal of the season. Dartmouth, however, was only able to record two shots on goal and a third-quarter goal from Maine proved to be the game winner. Santucci recorded five saves in the game, but the Big Green was unable to find what it needed on the offensive side.

The Big Green will continue to seek its first Ivy League victory of the season when it hosts Columbia University on Saturday at Chase Field.

Rowing

All three Dartmouth rowing teams began their seasons at the historic Head of The Charles Regatta this weekend. For the heavyweight team, the Big Green’s 4+ competed hard and finished in third place in the championship round, falling just behind Brown University. Dartmouth’s 8+ finished its championship race in 16th place, finishing just behind Harvard University with a time of 14:13.854.

For the lightweight team, the 4+ team finished in ninth place out of 16 teams with a time of 16.40.440. Meanwhile, the 8+ team also finished in ninth place out of 17 boats with a time of 14.49.139.

The women’s team, meanwhile, the 4+ team finished in ninth with a time of 18:26.23, just beating out Cornell University, while the 8+ team finished in 29th place.

The men’s teams will compete next Sunday at the Princeton Chase, hosted by Princeton University, while the women will next row at the Foot of the Charles competition on Nov. 16.

Volleyball

In its first home weekend of Ivy League play, the Big Green dropped both of its matches, falling to the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University.

Dartmouth started the weekend with sixth-place Penn on Friday, and lost in four sets (21-25, 19-25, 25-23, 21-25) despite strong performances from Makenzie Arent ’23 and Elise Petit ’21, both of whom posted double-doubles. The match was close throughout — there were a total of 25 ties over the course of the game. The Big Green had an impressive win in the third set, when the team was down 20-23 and then put up five straight points to win its only set of the match. The momentum shift was not enough, however, as the Quakers took the fourth set to finish off the game.

On Saturday, the Big Green took on perennial Ivy League powerhouse Princeton, and lost in three sets (25-14, 25-17, 25-22). After a weak first set, the Big Green had a much better second set and hung within five points of Princeton until the Tigers went on an 8-2 run to take a 20-12 advantage. Despite scoring evenly with the Tigers for the rest of the set, the Big Green could not come back to win. In the third and final set, the Big Green was neck and neck with the Tigers, down just one point with a score of 18-17 until the Tigers pulled away to secure the match.

After being swept this weekend, the Big Green falls to 1-6 in Ivy play heading into the second round of matchups. Dartmouth will host Harvard University next weekend and will seek to complete the season sweep of the Crimson after beating them in the first game of Ivy play.

Men's soccer

The Big Green rode a shutout from goalkeeper Alex Budnik ’22 and a 55th-minute goal from forward Tiger Graham ’21 to its first road victory of the season, a 1-0 win over the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday. Budnik finished the game with four saves, enough for his third shutout of the season. After Graham’s goal, the Big Green defense stood tall, fighting off six shots over the final 25 minutes of the match. 

Dartmouth improved to 5-5-1 on the season and 2-1-0 in conference play. The Big Green now sits in second place in the Ivy League standings with four conference matches remaining. The team will play its final non-conference match on Tuesday at home against the University of Hartford before hosting Columbia University next Saturday night.

Women's soccer

The Big Green fell to the Quakers of the University of Pennsylvania by a score of 1-0 on Saturday. Penn scored the lone goal in the 11th minute on its first shot of the match. The Big Green put pressure on the Quakers, outshooting them 14 to 11. Dartmouth, however, only placed three of those shots on goal. The Big Green had four corner kicks in the second half but could not find the back of the net. The team fell to 0-4 in conference play and 8-5 for the season. 

The Big Green will play its final non-conference match of the season at home against Southern Illinois University on Tuesday night before looking for its first Ivy League points when it hosts Columbia University on Saturday afternoon.

Women's golf

The Dartmouth women’s golf team concluded its regular season schedule at the Lady Blue Hen Invitational in Delaware this weekend, finishing eighth of 11 teams. Kaitlyn Lees ’22 and Angela Zhang ’23 were among the top of the individual leaderboard throughout the weekend, with both placing in the top 20 after two of the three rounds were completed. As a team, the Big Green shot a 12-over-par 300 in the first round followed by an 11-over 299 in the second round. 

On Sunday, Lees again led the Big Green with a seven-over-par effort, but the team as a whole slipped from its fifth place position on Saturday to finish eighth in the competition.

Lees is a member of The Dartmouth staff.

Men's cross country

The men’s cross country team placed 22nd out of 38 teams at the Under Armour Pre-National Invitational at Indiana State University. Sam Morton ’21 was the Big Green’s top runner, finishing in 77th place with a time of 24:38. Owen Ritz ’21, Benjamin Matejka ’21, Pat O’Brien ’21 and Liam Jamieson ’22 all finished among the top 150 runners. Brigham Young University won the competition, and the Big Green finished as the top Ivy League team at the race, placing better than Yale University and Cornell University, which finished 23rd and 33rd respectively. The NCAA National Championship will occur at the same course at Indiana State on Nov. 23. 

The Big Green will next run at the Central Connecticut State University Short Course Invitational on Friday in preparation for the Ivy League Heptagonal Championship in New York City on Nov. 1.

Men's tennis

The men's tennis team played four consecutive days of matches at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championships in Philadelphia this weekend, with more action in store Monday. In qualifiers on Thursday, John Speicher '21 and Pierce Widdecombe '22 went undefeated in their singles matches, including wins over players from Ivy League foes Harvard University and Cornell University. On Friday, the Big Green began the main draw by going 5-0 in singles matches and 1-1 in doubles. On day three, the Big Green went 2-1 in doubles and 1-4 and singles, with all five losses on the day coming from Ivy League opponents. Another match on Saturday pitted teammates Widdecombe and Charlie Broom '20 against each other, with Broom coming out on top. On Sunday, powerhouses Broom and David Horneffer '20 took to the courts again and went 2-0 and 0-1 in singles, respectively, and won their doubles match. The Big Green will take to the courts again Monday to finish off ITA Regionals.

Women's tennis

This weekend, the Big Green competed in both the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championships in West Point, NY and in the Brown Invitational in Providence, RI. The team kicked off its weekend of competition on Friday at Regionals, where the Big Green went 3-1 in both singles and doubles for a solid first day. On Saturday, competition picked up and the Big Green went 2-3 in singles in West Point. Ashley Hess ’23 made it to the round of 16 and beat Guzal Yusupova of Syracuse before being eliminated by Valeria Deminova of Fordham. The Big Green concluded Regionals on Sunday with a loss in singles and another in doubles.

Meanwhile, in Providence, the Big Green went 3-0 in doubles and 8-4 in singles on Saturday in an invitational that included Ivy League competitors Brown University and Yale University. On Sunday, the Big Green finished off the Brown Invitational strong going 5-1 in doubles and 4-2 in singles, with losses to Boston University, Yale University and Brown University. 

The Big Green will compete again the weekend of Nov. 1, when Dartmouth will host the Big Green Invite at the Boss Tennis Center.